The Lotus-Renault, Renault-Lotus Confusing Quiz


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What is going on at Lotus/Malaysia/Renault/Benetton/Proton etc? Need a quiz? I sure do!

1. Lotus-Renault's 4 year partnership in the 80s secured how many victories?

[bg=#000000]5 (Senna PRT, BEL 1985 & ESP, USA 1986, de Angelis SMR 1985[/bg]

2. In which year did Renault secure a one-two at the Malaysian Grand Prix?

2006 - Fisichella 1st, Alonso 2nd!

3. Between driving for Lotus and Benetton in 1994, which other constructor did Johnny Herbert spend time at?

Ligier (who's engines were of course supplied by... Renault!)

4. Renault's first Grand Prix was at the 1977 British GP, who was on the podium for Lotus?

Gunnar Nilsson

5. Both of Lotus' current drivers have driven for Renault, and both were replaced by former World Champions with Renault engines. [Villeneuve, Alonso]. Who is the other current driver to be replaced by Alonso at Renault?

Jenson Button! (who ended up at McLaren too!)

6. How many drivers have won F1 races with Renault engines?

20 (in order of races won with Renault engines) Damon Hill, Fernando Alonso, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Jacques Villeneuve, Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, Mark Webber, Rene Arnoux, Riccardo Patrese, Ayrton Senna, Thierry Boutsen, Jean-Pierre Jabouille, Johnny Herbert, Giancarlo Fisichella, David Coulthard, Jarno Trulli, Elio de Angelis, Gerhard Berger and Heinz-Harald Frentzen!

Half a point for 18-22

7. How many drivers have won races in Lotuses?

12. Jim Clark, Super Mario Andretti, Ronnie Peterson, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ayrton Senna, Jochen Rindt, Graham Hill, Sir Stirling Moss, Elio de Angelis, Innes Ireland, Jo Siffert and Gunner Nilsson!

Half point for 10-14

8. Which team was the last, in 1986, to run Renault engines and Pirelli tyres?


9. Jim Clark raced only once with car #9 in 1963, what was remarkable about it?

He crashed out of the Monaco GP, scoring his only DNF and non-podium of the year

10. The Lotus 4 drivers have three wins between them. In those three races, which two drivers sat on pole for a half point each?

Jarno Trulli in Monaco in 2004 and Lewis Hamilton in both Canada and Hungary 2008
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